Building A School Reading Culture – Part 4 What Is A Reading Culture?
In this series, which I started last year, I have been exploring building a strong reading culture in my school. It was something we had identified as a library team as a goal to work towards. You can read part one here. I then started to investigate organisational culture research and culture change research and methods. These have all given me some excellent information and starting points. It has also guided my practice for the last six months as I stepped into acting head of library and into a position to drive change.
Now it’s time to look a little more closely at reading cultures, what exactly a reading culture is and why is it something to strive towards.
Professional Learning Opportunities June 2022
If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, you are probably finding all those lost books, putting together your end of year report and generally finishing up for the year. Down here in the Southern Hemisphere we are nearing the middle of the year. Whether you need some PD for your break or some inspiration to keep you going, I’ve got some reading, listening and viewing for you.
Professional Learning Opportunities May 2022
The start of a new month means just one thing…. It’s time for more professional learning. If you are like me, you still haven’t caught up on last month’s list. That’s okay – that’s kind of the point of me putting them all in a list so we can go back and access these resources whenever we can. I’d love to hear from you if you have registered for an event or have recently listened to a great podcast or read a great article so I can include it and share it in the next list. Until then, happy learning.
Supporting Wellbeing in the School Library
How do we support wellbeing in our school libraries? When I started to put together a webinar and article on the topic I discovered there were far too many aspects of supporting wellbeing, too many resources and tips to be able to fit into a short webinar or article, so here is a collection of links, webinars, podcasts and more on the topic. Have something you want to add? I’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.
Dr Margaret Merga offers many wonderful insights into the importance of school libraries. Her article How Can School Libraries Support Student Wellbeing? Evidence and Implications for Further Research explores how the school library is a safe space, offers resources to support mental health and wellbeing, and how reading for pleasure can have great effect on wellbeing.
Professional Learning: Wellbeing in the School Library Webinar April 2022
I’m excited to share that I am teaming up with ASLA for a webinar this April, 2022 all about Building Wellbeing in the School Library.
Professional Learning Opportunities April 2022
The start of April means the start of school holidays here in Queensland. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to just take a break for a week. If you are continuing work or maybe looking to do a bit of professional learning during your break, I have a wide range of webinars, reports, podcasts and Twitter threads to you to enjoy.
Professional Learning Opportunities March 2022
Well, March is upon us. Already the year seems to be slipping by. The upside is another month means another great range of webinars, posts and resources perfect for professional learning, meeting your professional goals.
Professional Learning: Escape Room Webinar March 2022
I’m excited to share that I am teaming up with SLANSW for their March Online Meet-up. I’ll be presenting a webinar on running escape rooms and other programs in the school library.
Our Library Team ran an awesome Dystopian Adventure escape room last year and I shared about experience in this blog post.
Professional Learning Opportunities February 2022
February is set to be a massive month for professional learning. There are so many amazing learning opportunities for school librarians. Whether you want to attend an online event or pick up some extra reading, there is sure to be something that will inspire you.
Professional Learning Opportunities January 2022
January 2022. A new year. A whole year of new professional learning opportunities to get excited about. While for some of us, we might still be in the midst of a summer break and not wanting to think about getting back to work, others might just be finishing a winter break and needing a bit of inspiration to get back to work. In any case, I hope something in the below links are of interest to you and get you excited about the world of school libraries again. It’s a lean list, but February is set to be a bumper edition, so stay tuned. Happy learning.